Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme: 400 Years of Adventure Marilyn J. Landis

ISBN: 9781556524288

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395 pages


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Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme: 400 Years of Adventure  by  Marilyn J. Landis

Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme: 400 Years of Adventure by Marilyn J. Landis
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Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical adventure. Far more complete than competing narratives of Antarctic exploration, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme documents dozens ofMoreFabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical adventure.

Far more complete than competing narratives of Antarctic exploration, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme documents dozens of voyages, from the earliest days of long-distance sea travel, through the rapacious exploitation of seal and whale in the 19th century, to the 20th-century overland expeditions racing to the South Pole. The drama continues as 10 nations scramble to claim the continent, and a review of today’s Antarctica by region details further expeditions as well as geology, terrain, and historical and scientific sites.



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